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Local Government in England

On December 3, 2018, in Legislation, Local Authorities, by PeterSilverman

Wikipedia on unitary authorities gives a good summary of the history of local government legislation and shows where each regime operates.

The Local Government Act 1972 split the country into Metropolitan County Councils and Non- Metropolitan County Councils.  Each were divided into District Councils. Some functions were carried out at the County level and others at the District level. This regime still exists in some areas.

Metropolitan County Councils were abolished in 1986

The Local Government Act 1992 replaced the two tier system in some areas by unitary authorities.’s Local government structures is also very informative and explains that there are now 5 different types of local authority:

  • county councils
  • district councils
  • unitary authorities
  • metropolitan districts
  • London boroughs

It includes this interactive map of all of the local authorities  in England

Peter Silverman
3rd December 2018



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